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Student Engagement - James Cook University (JCU) Hero Programs


Heroes in Health Program


James Cook University and the Mater Hospital gave high school students the chance to don scrubs and do hospital rounds to see what it’s like to be an everyday hero earlier this month.

Olivia Sherry was one of 14 students in Year 11 and Year 12 from Rockhampton, Gladstone, Yeppoon, Emerald and Biloela who explored careers in medicine, nursing and allied health as part of the Heroes in Health program, a joint collaboration between JCU and the Mater Hospital.

The program is about taking students behind-the-scenes so they can see what it’s really like to work in healthcare. They learnt things like hygiene and gowning, and experienced simulations such as CPR and wound dressing, they also had the opportunity to speak directly with health professionals to be inspired about their career journey and opened their eyes to other career ideas they previously didn’t know about.

They gained insights they wouldn’t have had before and connected with health professionals. When it comes time to choose what to study, they already have this experience under their belts and can make better informed decisions.

The program has been running in Mackay since 2019, and this year expanded to include Townsville and Rockhampton, with Cairns and Mount Isa scheduled to join in 2021.

The program will run again in Rockhampton in 2021, for those students who are interested in this program, they can register their interest with Ms Miller-Waugh or go online and visit study.jcu.edu.au/HEROProgram.


Heroes in Business Program


James Cook University and the The Ville Resort and Casino invited students from around the region to participate in the inaugural JCU Hero’s in Business Program.

Sarleen Kaur was one of 19 students in Year 11 and Year 12 from Rockhampton, Mount Isa, Mackay, Charters Towers, Ayr, Ingham and Townsville who explored careers in Marketing, Human Resources, Events Management, Finance, Law and Tourism.

The program is about taking students behind-the-scenes so they can see what it’s really like to work in the Business sector. They learnt things like how to plan an event, how to design a marketing campaign, the value of moot court rooms and more. Students were able to take behind the scene tours of the hotel where they were able to see all the working parts that bring a huge organisation like The Ville together to work each day.

Students also had the opportunity to speak directly with JCU Alumni, Industry Professionals and JCU Academics to be inspired about their career journey and open their eyes to other career ideas they previously didn’t know about.

The aim of the program is so that when it comes time to choose what to study, they already have this experience under their belts and can make better informed decisions.

The program will run again in Townsville and Cairns in 2021. For students who are interested in this program, they can register their interest with Ms Miller-Waugh or go online and visit study.jcu.edu.au/BusinessHeroes.


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Veronica Miller-Waugh

Transition Officer


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